I am an advocate of Facebook and other forms of social media. I believe they offer wonderful opportunities to reconnect with people I may not have seen in years. I enjoy the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas and the ability to minister to those in need is amazing. Yet, I am continually disturbed by the things people disclose – defeatist attitudes, pain disguised as machismo/ghetto-girl, hopelessness disguised as ‘I don’t care.’ I read statuses that reveal no real plan for futures- just a hope that if you throw ideas out, they will come to fruition. I see people living their lives on Facebook because they don’t have true friendships and intimate relationships with people they really know. The heartbreaking thing is that many of these attitudes come from people who profess a belief in God!
Read these words….
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:35, 37-39 NIV)
If you are truly convinced that nothing can separate you from the love of God you can change your entire existence. God DOES love you. And God desires the best for you. You may be the prodigal child but if you will look up from your battles (pig pen), consider how you got to where you are (own your own stuff), make up your mind to run back to the Father, your life WILL have a turnaround and you won’t need to be defeated! What or who shall separate you from the love of God? Only YOU are capable of doing this! Be CONVINCED that you are MORE than a conqueror! Be convinced that God loves you. Be convinced that everything going on in your life now is but a “light affliction.” IN ALL THESE THINGS you are more than a winner. That means you don’t have to barely slip through. You can walk boldly out of things that sidetrack others. NOTHING – death, life, angels, demons, future, present, height, nor depth – can EVER separate you from the LOVE of God.
Convince yourself to believe the truth more than you believe the lies you believe right now!